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  • Finally - Looking at Physical Inactivity as a True Medical Condition
  • Holiday Stress Relief for Caregivers
  • Just Hang Up On Robocalls
  • Moving? Save Time-Change Your Address Online
  • Need Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs?
  • Parenting our Parents
  • Profit vs. Non-Profit Hospice: Is There a Difference?
  • Successfully Navigating Through a Broken System
  • Useful Information You May Not Know About Social Security
  • What are Clinical Research Studies? 
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Dec 2-8 - National Influenza Vaccination Week
Dec 2-8 - Handwashing Awareness Week
Dec 3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 4 - 24 Hours to Give Where You Live - Colorado Gives Day
Dec 6 - The National Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec 7 - 1940's White Christmas Ball & Tribute to Pearl Harbor
Dec 7 - Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec 7, 2012
Dec 14 - 113th Christmas Bird Count National Audubon Society
Dec  15 - National Wreaths across American Remembrance
Dec  24 - NORAD Tracks Santa
Dec  25 - Christmas Day
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve Times Square - New York, NY 
Article Highlights

Looking at Physical Inactivity as a True Medical Condition
Article submitted by Eric Durak, MS - Wellness @ Home Workshops and The Cancer Wellness Company
"Back in the mid-1980s I read my first article in a publication called Fitness Management on exercise as it could be used with the medical profession ..."
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Parenting our Parents
Article submitted by Jay Bishop, President,
Better Healthcare LLC.

"The senior population has many wonderful attributes. But one attribute truly has an impact on us all. It's fortitude! The greatest generation certainly has it. With such grit how do we know when it's time to step in and provide help ..."
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Holiday Stress Relief for Caregivers
Article submitted by Rebecca Sharp Colmer: Eldercare Advocate, Author, Publisher, Speaker

"If you are a caregiver you are probably already familiar with the effects of stress. With the upcoming holidays it is almost a sure bet your stress level will go up. You may start to feel more tired than usual. You may worry more. You may feel like everyone else is piling their stress onto you. Here are a few things you can do to help lessen your stress level. Even the relatively small things can add up...."

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